The city of Cairo is one step closer to having emergency medical care.
Nearly $2.4 million has been dedicated to furthering construction on an emergency medical wing at Cairo's mega-clinic.
State Senator Dale Fowler was instrumental in helping secure the funds.
"Obviously this is about economic development," he said. "It’s about creating more jobs, they’re going to be able to expand their operation to about 100 jobs now and of course it will create infrastructure and construction jobs. But most importantly, this endeavor and this expansion will save lives."